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Not to be confused with Jungle World from the game DK: King of Swing.
Map Jungle Map
The world map of Jungle as seen in the game Donkey Kong Country Returns for Wii.
Number of Stages 8
Boss(es) Mugly (possessed by Krazy Kalimba)
Greater Location Donkey Kong Island
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country Returns,
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)
Adjacent World(s) << Donkey Kong Country 3
Donkey Kong Country Returns >>
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D >>

The Jungle is the first world of the Donkey Kong Island in the games Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D with eight levels. The boss of this world is Mugly, and the Tiki Tak Tribe leader of this world is Krazy Kalimba.

Adjacent Worlds

Donkey Kong Country 3

Donkey Kong Country Returns/Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D


This world is a jungle with dense vegetation and tall trees, and presence of some ruins (similar to ones in the third world). There is the Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong's Treehouse and the first Cranky Kong's Shop is also located in the area, where the player can purchase optional items to use during levels and the Map Key to open the locked level Sunset Shore.

As initial world in both games, the Jungle levels introduce the physics and Kongs' moves to the player. In Jungle Hijinxs, the player learns about blow on plants to reveal items and ground-pound objects and platforms to reveal items and open paths. In King of Cling, the player is taught about grassy surfaces where the primates can cling and move at any direction. In Tree Top Bop, the Animal Buddy Rambi the Rhinoceros is presented as means to destroy obstacles and find hidden paths. In Canopy Cannons, most of level traversal is made by using barrel cannons. And in Crazy Cart, the use of mine cart vehicles to travel through mine tracks is introduced.

The boss level, Mugly's Mound, serves as residence to Mugly, a sharp-backed, rhino-like creature with a big appetite for anything (and everything; even the Kongs!). When meeting the primates, the creature ignores Donkey and Diddy Kong initially, because he is busy eating bananas. But soon Mugly ends up being hypnotized and possessed by Krazy Kalimba and attacks the heroes.

The most common enemies in the Jungle world are Awks, Frogoons and Tiki Goons.


Each level contains K-O-N-G Letters, except for 1-B and 1-K. There are a total of 41 Puzzle Pieces that can be found in this world in every level except for 1-B.